Were the twelve apos­tles guilty of over­eat­ing at the Last Sup­per?

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by Jonell Galloway

For over a millennium, the portion sizes in paintings of The Last Supper have gradually increased. A recent study at Cornell University demonstrates that ever-increasing portions are no recent phenomenon. Click here to read the study. The painting below is by the Italian artist Duccio, from 1308-1311 A.D. “Note how the size of the food, bread, and plates on the ta­ble com­pare with the size of the heads of Je­sus and his dis­ci­ples,” compared to later versions of The Last Supper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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